2013 Symposium

Symposium 2013 logo_RGB, with sponsors


THANK YOU for your interest in the 2013 UT Latino Male Symposium. Our event was held on Friday, June 7th, 2013, at the Student Activity Center Ballroom at UT-Austin.

This year we had over 200 attendees who had the opportunity to hear a variety of perspectives from our featured panelists and keynote speaker as well as our student mentors and colleagues who joined the conversation addressing the educational achievement of Latino males. The UT Latino Male Symposium was hosted by Project MALES, and initiative of the Division of Diversity & Community Engagement at UT-Austin. Our sincere thanks to our major sponsors that helped to make this event such a success: the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, Gates Millennium Scholars Program, TG, the Greater Texas Foundation, and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

The Symposium was featured in a statewide TV news story on Univision-Austin.

The 2013 UT Latino Male Symposium focused on three areas:

1.) Lessons Learned: A report from three years of research on Latino males in Texas colleges and universities
Dr. Victor Saenz, Executive Director, Project MALES. Dr. Saenz’s presentation is available here.

Latina orgs2.) Featured Panel: “What We Can Learn from Latina-focused Organizations”, spotlighting:

With Special Guest Speaker:
Hon. Mary Gonzalez,  Texas State Representative, District 75



PM mentors and fellows 2 with Victor, for FB

3.) Breakout Sessions: Featuring Project MALES mentors & mentees, including undergraduate and graduate students at UT-Austin





Our symposium closed with our luncheon Keynote Speaker, Dr. Luis Ponjuan, Associate Professor, Educational Administration and Human Resource Development, Texas A&M University. Dr. Ponjuan is the co-founder of Project MALES, and he recently joined the faculty of Texas A&M University in fall 2012. His talk focused on the current and future challenges we face in our work with Latino males in Education. You can find his keynote presentation here.

Luis Ponjuan_photo, 2013